Originally published in 1975, this book presents the results of research into social change in Ghana. The book looks in detail at the problems of particular sub-groups and sectors in one single nation and they show that the field-worker with a wide comparative background in the range of pre-industrial societies has a positive role to play in contemporary social science.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Economics 1. Swindler or Public Benefactor? The Entrepreneur in His Community Keith Hart 2. The Growth of a Migrant Community: The Yoruba in Northern Ghana Jeremy Eades 3. The Effects of Cash Crops in an Ewe Community G. K. Nukunya 4. Female Roles in West African Towns Margaret Peil Part 2: Religion 1. Religion, Social Change and the Sociology of Conversion Jack Goody 2. On the Spread of Anti-Witchcraft Cults in Modern Asante Malcolm McLeod Part 3: Kinship 1. The West African Farming Household 2. Delegation of Parental Roles in West Africa and the West Indies Esther N. Goody 3. Economics and Kinship in Multi-Ethnic Dwellings Enid Schildkrout 4. A Study of Domestic Continuity and Change: Akan Senior Service Families in Accra Christine Oppong 5. Resettlement and Rehousing: Unintended Consequences Among the Nchumuru Part 4: Education 1. The Village School Teacher in Ghana A. F. Robertson
Sir John Rankine Goody, FBA (27 July 1919 – 16 July 2015) was a British social anthropologist. He was a prominent lecturer at Cambridge University, and was William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology from 1973 to 1984.